If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, Tennessee law allows you to seek fair compensation for the damages and losses you’ve suffered.
In Tennessee, you have many personal injury law firms to choose from. The right personal injury lawyer can be critical to receiving the compensation necessary to recover from your injuries and put your life back on track.
Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., can provide you with the skilled legal representation you need to seek full financial compensation for your personal injuries. The legal industry has recognized our firm for our exceptional representation and track record of success helping those who have been injured through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been hurt, we’re here to help. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our Tennessee personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping people in the Tennessee area pursue the compensation and justice they deserve. Our firm has handled many kinds of personal injury cases, such as:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck and tractor-trailer accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective and unsafe products
- Defective medical devices
- Prescription medication side effects
- Burn accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability claims
- Nursing home negligence
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death claims
No matter the cause of your injuries, contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., today to learn more about how our dedicated, knowledgeable Tennessee lawyers can help you seek the compensation you need to recover from the harm you have suffered.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
Accidents can result in all kinds of personal injuries. Some of the more common types of injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Whiplash injuries
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament tears or damage
- Bruised or perforated internal organs and internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis and other sensory nerve damage
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Illness and other medical conditions caused by medication side effects
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim in Tennessee
If you have been injured, you may be wondering how to go about seeking compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party or parties. If you believe you may have a personal injury claim, it is important that you promptly obtain aggressive, knowledgeable legal representation.
The first step is to talk to a Tennessee personal injury lawyer who is equipped to thoroughly investigate and evaluate the incident and collect all available evidence. This will help you build a strong, compelling case.
Most personal injury claims are resolved through settlement and never see the inside of a courtroom, let alone make it to trial. Having a strong, persuasive case makes it more likely that your personal injury claim can be resolved through negotiation and settlement. Our firm of personal injury attorneys in Tennessee won’t hesitate, however, to take your case to trial whenever it is necessary to obtain justice for you and your family.
Once the responsible parties are identified, it is also necessary to determine the kind of insurance coverage available. Practically speaking, many personal injury claims are paid from insurance coverage rather than from the responsible party’s own bank account, so the insurers are a big player.
Insurance companies want to avoid the time and expense of going to court and are often open to settlement. However, insurance companies would also prefer that you accept the lowest possible offer. As a result, the first settlement proposal is usually a low offer that does not reflect the true value of your claim or the maximum amount that the insurance company would be willing to settle for.
If a negotiated settlement is unreachable, it may be necessary to pursue your claim through the court system. You have a limited time period to file a lawsuit for a personal injury claim. This period is called the statute of limitations.
For most injury claims in Tennessee, you have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, which is a much shorter window than in most states. Given that time passes quickly, swift action to hire an attorney to represent you becomes even more crucial.
There are certain limited exceptions to the statute of limitations, however. For example, the law extends the deadline for minors so that the clock doesn’t start ticking until they reach age 18. In some cases, the statute of limitations may be extended if the actual injury is not discovered immediately or the injured party lacks the mental competence to move forward with the case. Product liability claims in Tennessee must be brought within six years of the date of injury or 10 years from purchasing or using the product.
These exceptional situations can be highly technical and require the guidance of a skilled Tennessee personal injury lawyer trained in all the legal nuances.
How Can Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., Help Me?
When you are injured due to someone else’s misconduct, you need and deserve dedicated legal representation to help you seek compensation.
Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., can help you by aggressively and thoroughly pursuing every aspect of your case. Our attorneys in Tennessee can conduct a detailed investigation into the incident that led to your injuries, collect all available evidence, interview witnesses, and determine who the responsible parties are.
When necessary, we work with experts to determine precisely how an accident occurred or to determine the amount of your future financial losses stemming from your injuries.
Once we take your case, our attorneys will put our negotiation skills to work to seek a settlement that represents fair and full compensation for your losses. We also know that insurance companies and at-fault parties are sometimes not serious about a settlement and try to dodge liability. We are very serious, however, about all aspects of your case.
Contact Our Tennessee Personal Injury Attorneys Today!
Our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are prepared to take you all the way to trial, if necessary, to seek a verdict and judgment that provides you with compensation that is consistent with the severity of your injuries.
Contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, compassionate Tennessee lawyers. We will help you make an informed decision about your future which can allow you to obtain a just resolution of your case and that will enable you to move forward with your life.